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1973
Founded as TASS Service Co. Ltd.
Co-development of ERP system software with NEC; data processing services are provided to wholesalers and retailers using mainframe computer ACOS.
1977
Started computer development business.
1981
Changed the name of the company to Japan Computer Industry, Inc.
1984
Established Design & Manufacturing Center, which handles the entire process from development to trial and mass production.
Opened Tokyo branch.
1991
JC-CONNECT(R)MODEL101Development of UNIX supporting print server: "JC-CONNECT® 101". Launch of new business on network peripheral devices.
1993
Released "JC-CONNECT® 101B," the first printer sever supporting multiple protocols in Japan, and "JC-CONNECT® C-5000 " the first embedded print server in Japan, for Canon LBP Laser Shot.
1994
Launch of OEM services: embedded print servers for printer manufactures.
1995
Opened an office in San Jose , USA
1998
ISO9002 certified
"JCI Falcon" was developed with Toshiba: the first RISC ASIC in Japan dedicated for network peripheral devices.
1999
Opened offices in London, UK and Beijing, China.
2000
Developed TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, AppleTalk and NetBEUI Protocol Stack, and internet software such as HTTP, SMTP, POP and IPP, and modules like SNMP and BSD Socket/RPC for embedded networking system.
Launch of fingerprint authentication business.
Relocation of the London office to Germany established as a subsidiary to cover the European market.
Spin off a Chinese local subsidiary (Beijing office).
2001
Started licensing embedded network protocol stacks on an OEM basis.
2002
ISO9001/2000 certified (JUN)
Established a US subsidiary: silex
technology america, Inc. (MAR)
Changed the company name to silex technology, Inc. (APR)
2003
Listed on the JASDAmarket. Stock Q symbol: 6679 silex. Capital increased to 883,675,000 yen (SEP)
2004
IPv6 Ready Logo ISO14001 certified (MAR)
Capital increased to 1,450,207,000 yen (JUN)
2005
USB Device Server SX-2000WG ptLaunch of a USB device server: "SX-1000U" (JUN)
Released "SX-2000WG", the world's first IEEE 802.11b/g supported wireless USB device server. (JUL)
Developed the first UWB-enabled mini-PCI module in Japan. (SEP)
Developed the first UWB wireless XGA solution in the world. (SEP)
silex technology america, Inc. acquired Wireless & Connectivity Solutions arm of TROY Group, Inc. (REC)
2006
Biometrics Sensor S2 pt Issued the first convertible bond. (APR)
Released "SX-Biometrics Suite with S1", an inner-layer fingerprint Launched an online direct shop(JUN)
Co-developed with SAXA, Inc. an authentication printing adapter supporting contactless IC multi card reader/writer. (SEP)
Released "SX Virtual Link (for Macintosh)," software for USB device servers (SEP)
Developed the world's first fingerprint device to perform fingerprint authentication within the eLWISE card. (OCT)
2007
IPv6-IPv4 Converter SX-2600CVLaunch of serial device servers (MAR)
PR of the Video Distribution System in the US (MAY)
2008
silex Embedded Software Suite Keihanna headquarters started full-scale operation as a new innovation center. (JAN)
Built a partnership with Ryoyo Electro Corporation, a leading general electronics trading company through the partner program (JAN)
Added the "isochronous transfer" mode to the wireless USB device server for the first time in the world. (FEB)
Started providing a wireless LAN driver for Windows CE 5.0 / Windows XP Embedded. (FEB)
Released MVDS that is the Japan's first system to transmit videos to multiple displays wirelessly in a real-time manner. (APR)
Rolled out SX-10WAN, an 802.11n(Draft2.0) supported wireless LAN module. (JUN)
Released an authentication printing system with IC cards, "SelecurePrint" connectable to any printers. (JUL)
Built a partnership with Okaya Electronics of a general electronics trading company. (AUG)
2009
SX-3000GB Relocated the Tokyo office to Hamamatsucho. (FEB)
Rolled out Network Display Adapter accommodating multi-display network. (APR)
Atheros Communications appointed us as their technical center (AADC). (MAY)
Released a Gigabit Ethernet supported USB device server. (DEC)
2010
SX-PCEGN Rolled out SX-PCEGN, an PCI Express supported wireless LAN module. (SEP)
Rolled out SX-PCEAN, an PCI Express supported wireless LAN module. (NOV)
The PS-NT100, NTT Group adopted the N-TRANSFER. (OCT)
2011
SX-DS-3000WANReleased SX-DS-4000U2 (USB device server) with ultra-high performance platform. (AUG)
Accepted a takeover bid and became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Murata Machinery, Ltd. Delisted from JASDAQ Market. (DEC)
2012
ModuleModuleReleased "Multicast Distribution System X-5" (JAN)
Released a SDIO wireless LAN module and an intelligent wireless LAN module (JUN)
Released Access Point "SX-AP-4800AN". (NOV)
2013
SX-680 Released embedded wireless bridge module "SX-680". (JAN)
Launched CCX supported supplicant for embedded wireless LAN for the first time in Japan. (APR)
Released wireless LAN Access Point with interactive image transfer, "SX-ND-4350WAN". (DEC)
2014
SX-ULPAN The access point SX-AP-4800AN supported the fast roaming 802.11r (APR)
Released "SX-PCEAC", PCIe module supporting 802.11ac (APR)
Launched "SKY-AP-300AN", an access point supporting SKYMENU Class for education markets (JUL)
Released "SX-ULPAN", IoT wireless LAN module supporting 2.4/5GHz (DEC)
2015
NX-1 Released Wi-Fi site survey device "NX-1" (MAY)
Released "AMC Manager Software" for Wireless Monitoring and Control (JUN)
Released an enterprise wireless bridge "BR-300AN" for logistics, medical and industrials (NOV)
Acquired embWiSe Technology PVT LTD (DEC)
2016
SX-SDMAN2 Released "SX-SDMAN2", a 2x2 SDIO Wireless LAN module supporting 11a/b/g/n & Bluetooth (JAN)
Released "GDR-1150/1250", a remote M2M gateway with LTE/3G modem for industrials (APR)
Released "GDM-3150", a serial/CAN wireless LAN converter with video features (APR)
PR of a USB 3.0 device server featuring enterprise securities "DS-600" (MAY)
PR of a SDIO module supporting 11ac "SX-SDMAC" and an access point "AP-500AC" (MAY)
Released "IoT Wireless Development Kit for RX600/RL78 Series" (MAY)
PR of a USB device server featuring enterprise securities "DS-520AN" (OCT)
Released "Wireless Bridge BR-310AC" (OCT)

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